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1 Kinder A Lesson Plan for Second Grade Beth Harris

2 Project Rationale State of Connecticut science curriculum performance standards for grades PreK-2: Students will… 1.“Describe the different structures plants have for obtaining water and sunlight.” 2.“Describe the life cycles of flowering plants as they grow from seeds, proceed through maturation and produce new seeds.” 3.“Explore and describe the effects of light and water on seed germination and plant growth.”

3 Objectives Students will… 1.Understand the various uses of plants and how these relate to the lives of the students 2.More fully synthesize knowledge of English, math and art into the discipline of science 3.Distinguish plants based on differing structures 4.Make viable predictions for scientific experiments 5.Be able to use a ruler and create bar graphs to represent data

4 Week 1, Day 2 Brainst orm about plants Discuss plant diversity and uses of plants Look at various types of fruits and vegetabl es, then dissect to see structure s Week 1, Day 2 Discuss plant needs, structure s, and life cycles Monocot s v. dicots Plant seeds Make predictio ns Week 2 Check seed growth Constru ct a flower Assign students a plant to study Week 3 Check seed growth Nature walk to collect flowers to dissect Student presentat ions in Jigsaw II groups Week 4 Jack and the Beanstal k Measur e and chart seed growth Complet e review workshee t

5 Week Two Flower Construction Activity Petals and Sepals made from paper, colored by students 5 straws as stamens and pistil 4 packing peanuts at the end of each stamen 1 packing peanut on center straw as the stigma

6 Week 1, Day 1 Brainst orm about plants Discuss plant diversity and uses of plants Look at various types of fruits and vegetabl es, then dissect to see structure s Week 1, Day 2 Discuss plant needs, structure s, and life cycles Monocot s vs. dicots Plant seeds Make predictio ns Week 2 Check seed growth Constru ct a flower Assign students a plant to study Week 3 Check seed growth Nature walk to collect flowers to dissect Student presentat ions in Jigsaw II groups Week 4 Jack and the Beanstal k Measur e and chart seed growth Complet e review workshee t

7 Evaluation Student learning will be evaluated by the teacher throughout the unit. However, the main source of assessment will be the work turned in by the students. This will include: The individual plant projects done by the students The pre-lab worksheets and the post-lab bar graphs of plant growth The review worksheets completed by the students

8 Any Questions?


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